Republican, U. S. Naval Academy graduate and Veteran Dr. Myron L. Hall is a Doctor of Podiatric Medicine who has been committed to the delivery of comprehensive medicine and surgery of the foot and ankle for nearly 20 years. He has an extraordinarily diverse background which is based in distinguished military service and leadership.

Dr. Hall was born Myron Louis Jessup in Cleveland, Ohio, but he spent the majority of his childhood traveling as a military dependent, residing in Germany, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Kentucky, New York and Tennessee. His younger years were not without challenges as his parents divorced when he was 4. His mother remarried, but his stepfather was an abusive alcoholic, and that marriage ended when he was 12. However, with a strong faith in God, he persevered to stand out in athletics and academics through High School, even when faced with having to live in a hotel and a room attached to a night club during his senior year.

With a determination and drive fueled by his faith in God, he graduated from Norwest High School in the military community of Clarksville, TN, which is a neighboring city of Fort Campbell, Kentucky Army installation. He starred on and was the Captain of both the Varsity Football and Basketball teams and made it to the Tennessee State Track and Field Championships, all while being named to the National Honor Society for his academic performance. His perseverance paid off, and he earned acceptance to the Naval Academy Preparatory School, from which he gained a congressional appointment to the U. S. Naval Academy.

During college he officially changed his last name to Hall in honor his mother, Rev. Gloria J. Hall, and vowed, with God’s help, to make an honorable legacy and name for himself. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Science in 1988. With a long term goal to pursue a passion to practice medicine he voluntarily took extra courses to complete all medical school prerequisites prior to graduating. He was commissioned as a Naval Officer after graduating from the Naval Academy and had a highly decorated seven year career as a Surface Warfare Officer. He had distinguished leadership as an officer at the conclusion of the first Cold War, Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He earned 15 service award ribbons and medals while serving as a boiler’s officer, a Navigator, an Officer-In-Charge of a deployed detachment during Desert Shield and an Officer Recruiting Department Head.

After he incurred an ankle injury and related post-surgical complications, he received an honorable discharge. He developed a specific interest in traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle and the treatment thereof due to his own battle with chronic foot and ankle problems. After a distinguished Career as a Naval Officer, he entered the management training program with Union Bank of California. He worked at Union Bank in San Diego, California while studying for the Medical College Admissions Test.

In 1998 he was accepted to Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, where he excelled and graduated with multiple honors in 2002. While at Temple University, he was the President of the Student National Podiatric Medical Association, Temple University Chapter, earned the highest grade in his anatomy class, earned membership to the Sterling Hartford Anatomical Honor Society and was recognized with several awards for academic achievement, including an award for being the best in clinical medicine, orthopedics and biomechanics in his class. He accomplished all of this while maintaining three part time jobs at one point.

Following medical school, he was accepted to a three year surgical Podiatric Residency Program at Scripps Mercy Hospital in San Diego/Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Sacramento. There he received some of the country’s best and most comprehensive training in foot and ankle surgery, medicine, trauma and reconstructive procedures.

Immediately after residency, he became a staff Podiatric Physician at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Fontana, California. He served there as a staff foot and ankle surgeon for seven years, performing hundreds of foot and ankle trauma and elective surgeries, and contributed to leadership as both the Podiatric Quality Improvement Coordinator and the Orthopedic Department Infectious Disease Representative.

In 2012 Dr. Hall leveraged his honor winning academic knowledge, experience as a former naval officer and proven surgical skill to start a private practice in the Miracle Mile area of Los Angeles. He gained staff privileges at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and become its first African American Staff Podiatric Surgeon. He quickly grew his practice from zero to over 4000 patients in four years.

While growing his practice, he poured himself and his talents into the communities of Los Angeles County by doing home visits for thousands of senior and homebound patients. With a significant portion of his patients in the underserved communities of Compton and South Central Los Angeles, he dedicated himself to advocating for those patients and became known for his extremely compassionate and thorough care. He agreed to a contract with Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in 2015.

In late 2016, he moved his private practice to Beverly Hills, California, where it is currently located. Dr. Hall serves as a Staff Podiatrist at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery, Certified in Foot and Ankle surgery.

With his accomplished and highly decorated military experience, leadership skills and his unrelenting passion to advocate for others, he is uniquely prepared to fulfill duties as a United States Senator. As a Senator, Dr. Hall plans to fiercely serve and represent us and the country he so loves, while significantly contributing to this great country’s leadership as it continues forward and upward to greater heights into the future.